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A urology study published in November 2011 in the journal, Pediatrics, shows that few emergency department physicians order tests for urinary tract infections in infants and toddlers to determine the cause of fevers. The researchers noted that it has long been recognized that a UTI is frequently the culprit when a fever in a baby … Read more

A study published in the British Journal of Urology International indicates that men who take several medications experience worse erectile dysfunction. The study was conducted by Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and surveyed nearly 38,000 men of various ethnicities. The men surveyed were between the ages of 46 and 69 and took more than three … Read more

A surgical oncology study conducted by the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine in November 2011 has found a new way to prevent recurrences of prostate cancer after treatment. The researchers believe that the findings could eventually lead to a new therapy. The study, which was conducted … Read more

In a sports medicine study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that where elementary school districts mandate the number of hours of recess required, students receive more time in physical activities. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and they found that elementary schools … Read more

In November, 2011, the Federal Drug Administration approved a new form of Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) for insomnia sleep disorders. The drug is being manufactured by Transcept Pharmaceuticals in Port Richmond, California under a new brand name called Intermezzo and is primarily for people who awaken during the night and have trouble getting back to sleep. … Read more

A skin care study conducted in Canada has found that Botox may help to re-grow hair. The researchers tested 50 men who have either male patterned baldness or androgenic alopecia. The men received two injections of 150 units of Botox (Botulinum toxin A) at 12 weeks and at 24 weeks. Of the 50 men who … Read more

A radiology study conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and published in the journal, Radiation Research, in December 2011 indicates that multiple CT scans may increase the risk of cancer for patients who are particularly susceptible to cancer. The researchers studied mice, which had been especially bred with a gene that made them more … Read more

Since few studies have focused on what happens to patients after they are discharged from the hospital, a new primary care/family medicine study will do just that. A professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine has been awarded a grant from Healthcare Research and Quality to determine if patients, particularly the elderly in … Read more

In a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, the researchers theorize that back pain may be largely a result of “improper sequencing of muscle activity.” They believe that some muscles do not work properly when they are supposed to function during movement. This problem, then, leads to pain. The study … Read more

An orthopedics study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2011 shows that an exercise program that involves whole body vibration has been unable to prevent bone loss and promote greater bone density, as had been hoped. The study was conducted on postmenopausal women for one year by orthopedics researchers from the University … Read more